ThruNite Neutron 2C V3

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With rock-solid features at an exceptionally attractive price tag, the ThruNite Neutron 2C has established itself to be an excellent everyday light. Rather than reinvent the wheel to keep the flashlight fresh, ThruNite instead innovate with careful iteration. Now in its 3rd version, the latest 2C comes with measured upgrades rather than drastic differences, adopting the power, versatility, and utility of modern lights while staying true to its core as a great all-around flashlight for EDC.

The Neutron 2C V3's exterior largely remains unchanged from its initial release. It comes in an IPX8-rated black anodized aluminum tube with a raised collar with an anti-roll design that houses a metal side switch and generous knurling for its bottom half. A key feature lies with this segmented bottom portion: it unscrews into two separate parts to allow you to shorten the entire light, giving compatibility to huge range of batteries (18650 x 1, 18350 x 1, CR123A x 2, 16340 x 1, 16340 x 2). This gives the 2C ridiculous versatility and portability depending on your needs, and thanks to a built-in micro USB port, the light itself is even able to recharge said cells. The 2C's accessories include a pre-attached clip, 3400 mAh 18650 battery, holster, lanyard, and micro USB cable. These round out its carry options as well as give you a complete kit to get you started.

An electronic side switch (which also doubles as a battery indicator) navigates the light's 4 modes. It uses a Cree XP-L V6 LED available in both cool and neutral white, with a top output of 1100 lumens and a maximum runtime of 49 days on its 0.5-lumen Firefly setting. Playing again on its versatility, the 2C's main output mode allows continuous ramping between 12 and 650 lumens, with shortcuts to Firefly (long press), Turbo (double click), and Strobe (double click from Turbo) from off. These shortcuts are a nice and thoughtful touch, especially considering  getting to the right brightness on its ramping mode may take a few moments that you might not have in a pinch. Thankfully, mode memory exists for this mode when you do find that perfect brightness.

Even in its third iteration, versatility is still the name of the game for the Thrunite Neutron 2C. Pick one up in your choice of tint from the Amazon link below.

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Olight gets it. Check out their S10r. It recharges thru its magnetic base. At lower lume levels, it'll run from days to weeks. I keep the magnetic charger on my night stand and keep it topped off overnight. No cord to carry unless I'm travelling for an extended period.
When will flashlight manufacturers stop incorporating the outdated micro USB standard? I’ve passed on every rechargeable flashlight because they all use micro usb...I’m not going to carry around a single cable just for my flashlight. With all the leaps in lighting technology, you’d think manufacturers would want to update their charge port as well.